Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - Regularly clearing the breeding grounds of dengue mosquitoes is the most effective way of curbing the current outbreak of dengue fever in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) -The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) last week appointed the former Director General of the International Cooperation Department, Mr Oth Phonxiengdy, as the new CEO of the Lao Stock Exchange (LSX). 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - The government has warned civil servants not to abuse their positions of power for personal gain or to benefit their relatives and others close to them, or they will face disciplinary action.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - Vocational programmes will soon become part of the curriculum at formal education schools across the country as part of the government’s policy to produce more skilled workers to meet development needs.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - Asean Youth Ministers discussed development strategies in enhancing young people’s role in sustainable development and regional integration during a meeting in Vientiane last week.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) -The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in the United States has provided over 4 billion kip (US$500,000) for MAG’s UXO operations in Khammuan province.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - The Mekong, one of the largest rivers in South East Asia, is experiencing a historically low level, and Vientiane residents whose livelihoods depend on the river are struggling to sustain their businesses.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -The authorities will no longer approve the construction of fuel depots and petrol stations close to communities, key government offices, temples, rivers or television and radio stations, according to a new ministerial decision.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -The amount owed by the government to private enterprises has been put as high as 10.14 trillion kip, putting considerable pressure on the government to address this issue and sustain economic growth. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Almost 600 pigs have died in 17 villages of Xon district in Huaphan province, although it is not yet known whether African swine fever was the cause of death.